Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Disc Golf - Buccaneer State Park (Waveland, MS)

About a month ago, I wrote a review about the disc golf course at City Park in New Orleans.  Well, a few weeks back my brother and I decided to venture into Mississippi to play at the course at Buccaneer State Park. I was thinking about trying to compare the two parks, but it is difficult because they both are unique in their own way.

With the course at Buccaneer, the first 5 holes are on the shorter end, but you must navigate a multitude of trees en route to the basket.  After you weave your way through beginning holes, the course opens up with wide open space, but the distances to the basket become more extreme.  In addition to the increased length, the wind is a major factor as the course lies close to the Gulf of Mexico (check out a map).  The holes stay long all the way until hole 18 (which is an afterthought in my opinion).

The only drawback to the course is that it is in the middle of nowhere.  Unlike City Park, there isn't a plethora of local eateries to go to after finishing a round.  Every time that I've been, I just drive back to Slidell and grab a bite to eat there.

Making a trip to Waveland will definitely be a good experience for disc golfers of any expertise that are looking to improve on their long game, just make sure to pack a lunch or eat before you go.

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